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by Stuart
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does Hebrews use Paul?
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: Does Hebrews use Paul?

My RSV only lists one verse as having any NT reference. Verse 5:7 has the tears of Jesus found only in the interpolated Luke 22:44, and his fear of death in the cup scene from the parallel Synoptic accounts. I do see verse 2:9 paralleling some of the Philippians hymn. And verse 2:10 seems to come fr...
by Stuart
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philippians 2:6-11
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Philippians 2:6-11

"used to his own advantage" is probably better translated "being anything worthy of accomplishment/praise" It is the motive to take the likeness of human. The Hymn could just as easily be Gnostic. The Cosmic Christ, of his own volition took the form in the likeness of a man, and men are slaves to th...
by Stuart
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "the author of Mark invented the disciple Thomas because he was well acquainted with the Gospel of that name"
Replies: 9
Views: 3708

Re: "the author of Mark invented the disciple Thomas because he was well acquainted with the Gospel of that name"

Thomas is an added element from a later writer. It was not part of the first layer. In point of fact it was the last layer. You can easily remove all the Thomas verses from the Gospel and not miss a beat. The only thing he brings you is the claim of a physical resurrection, a theological point not i...
by Stuart
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jerusalem as a metaphor for Rome
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

Re: Jerusalem as a metaphor for Rome

I should ignore this, as the real answer requires a lot of build up and dependencies. So I'll give the short answer, and follow with a really stripped down background explanation. The answer is possibly, but we have to consider context. The context you likely are thinking of are the stories about Ma...
by Stuart
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The historical Papias was a Jewish rebel during the Bar-Kokhba Revolt fled then in Ephesus
Replies: 4
Views: 2736

Re: The historical Papias was a Jewish rebel during the Bar-Kokhba Revolt fled then in Ephesus

Secret Alias wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:10 am
Nonsense. Besides ... you're missing the more interesting discussion in this section - i.e. shitting and farting:

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Wow, that was some debate. I think I need a bathroom break.
by Stuart
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Funny thing about Acts... (Paul's trial)
Replies: 118
Views: 20069

Re: Funny thing about Acts... (Paul's trial)

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:32 am
Stuart wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:11 pm
Playing dodge ball?
No. That is not a suggestion that I would ever make, and I was not even sure you were really directing your words at me. But you quoted me, so I wanted to make sure.
I quoted the wrong element, it's RG Price. Sorry. I should not reply at 2am, wait until my morning coffee.
by Stuart
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Funny thing about Acts... (Paul's trial)
Replies: 118
Views: 20069

Re: Funny thing about Acts... (Paul's trial)

Playing dodge ball?
by Stuart
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Late dating of Mark: How far would you go? And what are your arguments?
Replies: 51
Views: 30644

Re: Late dating of Mark: How far would you go? And what are your arguments?

I of course put the terminus much later than others here. I do not consider any of the four Canonical gospels, nor the Marcionite Gospel (an earlier version of Luke) as the progenitor. They are all derivatives. Here is a brief summary of what I think happened. Necessary before I place a specific dat...
by Stuart
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Journal of Higher Criticism Help
Replies: 1
Views: 5658

Re: Journal of Higher Criticism Help

I have the first three on my book shelf. I can take a cell phone picture of those. 7/1, 7/2, 10/1